Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business in December, announced Wednesday morning that he will transfer to another school for his final season of eligibility. Then just before noon, TCU quarterback Tyler Matthews announced via Twitter that he is leaving the school.
Joeckel would not have to sit out one season because he graduated in December. He has one year of eligibility remaining. He clearly was never going to see the field again under head coach Kevin Sumlin, but for TCU he would be a nice bridge to high school signee Foster Sawyer.
The Longhorns (30-8, 9-3 Big 12) have won nine of their last 10. The Frogs (23-13, 7-5) have won eight of nine. Texas leads the Big 12, one game ahead of Oklahoma State and two games ahead of TCU.
The Big 12's top two pitching staffs are set for a three-game showdown in Austin this weekend as TCU travels to No. 4 Texas. All three games of this pivotal conference match-up will be on the Longhorn Network.
In the past two seasons, Graham, TX has been one of the most successful teams in Class 3A in the Lone Star state. During that span, the Steers have rattled off a combined record of 27-3 and reached the semi-finals both years.
TCU golfers Julien Brun and Paul Barjon were selected to the 2014 All-Academic Big 12 Golf Team, the league announced Wednesday. Brun earned first-team honors for the second consecutive season, while Barjon was named to the second team.